Chris B – New Direction Reviewed

Released Worldwide: 1st November 2010
Label: Toolroom Longplayer

2010 has already been a great year for Chris with his productions and remixes being highly sort after by some of the music industry’s leading artists including: Rihanna, Wiley and forthcoming productions for Craig David, Tinie Tempah and MJ Cole. His live shows have seen him globe-trotting to all four corners of the world supporting Basement Jaxx, Candi Staton and many more with his unique percussive grooves and melodies.

Track details
Chris kicks off proceedings with title track ‘New Direction’; a real jazzy number set off beautifully by the soothing sax licks of Lady V. ’24 Hours’ moves the album effortlessly into some deeper house grooves accompanied by the distinctive vocal talent of Janine Small. ‘In-Haus Musik’ maintains the deep vibes before ‘In Your Hands’ instills some smoothness, with silky vocals gently sweeping over the beats. Previously featuring on Toolroom Records Ibiza 2010 Vol 1, ‘Free You Soul’ sees the percussive grooves take centre stage and sets you up for the truly blissful ‘Shades Of Transparency’. ‘Waiting For You’ is a completely stripped down affair as Janine Small’s vocals and a delectable piano wash over some soft beats. With down tempo melodies and gentle vocals, ‘Listen To My Mind’ completes a great debut album from Chris B.

After listening I have to say it’s a real gem – smoothly and curvaceously ‘New Direction’ will lead you in to chill-out mode with ease. The subtle vocal affections, alluring saxophone, fruitful elements and voluptuous textured beats throughout, are all fused together with a seductive deep soulful house and jazzy presence. Each track folds effortlessly in to the next, resulting in an impeccable uninterrupted flow. This timeless offering is perfect for unwinding after a long day or getting deep down and freaky with the one you love.

Chris B – New Direction has been recently released on the Toolroom Longplayer label, and comes highly recommended – It’s a rare treat for the deep house lovers out there!


2.A New Direction feat Lady V
3.24 Hours feat Janine Small
4.In-Haus Musik
5.In Your Hands feat Janine Small
6.Free Your Soul
7.Shades Of Transparency feat Janine Small & Lady V
8.Waiting For You feat Janine Small
9.Listen To My Mind feat Janine Small

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